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2004

Tebalt moves a step closer to the priesthood

LEXINGTON — On Saturday, May 26, Tim Tebalt, a native of Florence, moved closer to his ultimate goal, the priesthood, by his being ordained to the transitional diaconate at Corpus Christi Church in Lexington, where he will carry out his first assignment as deacon. “Relish and enjoy this special time of diaconal service the church […]


Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals celebrate 65th anniversary

COLUMBIA — For 65 years the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine have been ministering to the people of South Carolina through their hospital, changing the landscape of health care for the state. Such a milestone is cause for celebration, so on June 3, a ceremony was held at Providence Hospital in Columbia with gratitude […]


Williams a man of expansive horizons

CONWAY— George Williams’ father wanted his son to be a Baptist preacher. Williams, on the other hand, aspired to a career in law. God must have had other plans, however, because Williams’ life has taken some turns that neither man could have anticipated. Williams was born to a devout Baptist family in Florence, the fourth […]


Tebalt moves a step closer to the priesthood

LEXINGTON — On Saturday, May 26, Tim Tebalt, a native of Florence, moved closer to his ultimate goal, the priesthood, by his being ordained to the transitional diaconate at Corpus Christi Church in Lexington, where he will carry out his first assignment as deacon. “Relish and enjoy this special time of diaconal service the church […]


Deacon Phil Grant went home again

PAWLEYS ISLAND — When the Deacon Philip M. Grant becomes a priest next June, he may be the oldest ever ordained for the Diocese of Charleston. In fact, he was too old to train for the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, where he lived and worked for 18 years before entering the seminary in […]


Sister Dorothy Brogan celebrates 50 years as Sister of Bon Secours

COLUMBIA — Sister Dorothy Brogan, chaplain for St. Francis HomeCare, celebrated her 50th anniversary as a member of the Sister of Bon Secours this year. Sister Brogan entered the Sisters of Bon Secours in 1952 after volunteering with sisters at a local hospital and visiting with the Sisters of Bon Secours at a home for […]


With 60 years of ministry Father Theodore Cilwick reflects on the priesthood

CHARLESTON — When Father Theodore T. Cilwick came to Charleston from New York City, there were more Catholics in his Bronx parish than there were in all of South Carolina. The Most Rev. Emmet M. Walsh was Bishop of Charleston and masses were celebrated in Latin. The Second Vatican Council was twenty years in the […]


Commencement day

Bishop England High School, Charleston, and Cardinal Newman School, Columbia, recently held commencement ceremonies. Msgr. Robert Kelly, chaplain at Bishop England, sent a graduation message to the seniors, as he was unable to attend. Msgr. Joseph R. Roth, vicar general, gave the commencement address at Cardinal Newman. Bishop England’s graduation was held June 6. Here […]



The priesthood 1, baseball 0

CHARLESTON — Thank goodness for the call of the Lord! Otherwise, Msgr. Robert J. Kelly may have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame rather than celebrating 50 years in the priesthood. The much-loved pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel on Folly Beach and chaplain of Bishop England High School celebrated his golden […]


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